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Hepatic Encephalopathy and Coma and End Stage Renal Dse

Hepatic Encephalopathy and Coma and End Stage Renal Dse

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The contents of this presentation is part of my notes in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Since there is considerable progress in the field of Medicine/Nursing, there maybe interventions, drugs of choice, and other related factors that are still incorporated in this presentation, but is not actually used today. Feel free to view or download my notes and edit them according to your knowledge or according to the considerable changes today. Thanks!
The contents of this presentation is part of my notes in Medical-Surgical Nursing. Since there is considerable progress in the field of Medicine/Nursing, there maybe interventions, drugs of choice, and other related factors that are still incorporated in this presentation, but is not actually used today. Feel free to view or download my notes and edit them according to your knowledge or according to the considerable changes today. Thanks!

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Published by: KoRnflakes on Apr 23, 2009
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HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY AND COMA AND END STAGEAND COMA AND END STAGERENAL DSERENAL DSE
 
HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHYHEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHYAND COMAAND COMA
Hepatic encephalopathy, is a life-Hepatic encephalopathy, is a life-threatening complication of liverthreatening complication of liverdisease, occurs with profound liverdisease, occurs with profound liverfailure and may result from thefailure and may result from theacculmulation of ammonia and otheracculmulation of ammonia and othertoxic metabolites in the blood.toxic metabolites in the blood.Hepatic coma represents the mostHepatic coma represents the mostadvanced stage of hepaticadvanced stage of hepaticencephalopathy. Some researchersencephalopathy. Some researchersdescribe a false or weakdescribe a false or weakneurotransmitter as a cause, but theneurotransmitter as a cause, but theexact mecahnism is not fullyexact mecahnism is not fully
 
 These false neurotransmitters These false neurotransmittersmay be generated from anmay be generated from anintestinal source and result in theintestinal source and result in theprecipitation of precipitation of encephalopathy.Many otherencephalopathy.Many othertheories exist about the causestheories exist about the causesof encephalopathy, includingof encephalopathy, includingexcess tryptophan and itsexcess tryptophan and itsmetabolites, and endogenousmetabolites, and endogenousbenzodiazeines or oiates.benzodiazepines or opiates.

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